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Snafu snarls sentencing for career criminal who shot dog chained to tree

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Forrest found shot and chained to tree in Cleveland Heights Forrest found shot and chained to tree in Cleveland Heights
Forrest June 2013 (Courtesy: Owner) Forrest June 2013 (Courtesy: Owner)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A snafu with a pre-sentence report has caused a delay in the sentencing for a career criminal convicted of shooting a dog chained to a tree.

Sentencing was to be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Cleveland Federal Court for Raymone Clements. He was found guilty of being in possession of ammunition and a firearm because he is a felon.

Clements shot the dog, a bull mastiff named Forrest, as the dog was chained to a tree in Forest Hill Park in Cleveland Heights last November.

Forrest has since recovered, and has been adopted by a loving family. He lives in a ranch style home on 10 acres of land.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Clements' sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including his prior criminal records.

Sentencing has been rescheduled for July 8.

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